Langley Park cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexLangley ParkMarylandNational
Cost of living index106115100
IndexLangley ParkMarylandNational
Goods & Services index9291100
Groceries index113112100
Health care index8688100
Housing index122154100
Transportation index108108100
Utilities index10199100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Langley Park, MD is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Langley Park, MD enjoy a cost of living index of 106. This index is 8% lower than the Maryland average, and 6% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Langley Park, MD, the average cost of goods and services is 1% higher than it is in Maryland, and it is 8% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Langley Park is 8% lower than the Maryland average.
  • The cost of living in Langley Park is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Langley Park is 22% higher than the national average.
  • Maryland general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Maryland state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$77,333$6,444$1,804$2,320
Renters$50,673$4,223$1,182$1,520
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Langley Park, MD as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Langley Park, MD homeowners, is $77,333. This would allow for a maximum of $1,804 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $50,673 which would result in a maximum of $1,182 to be spent on rental costs.

Maryland Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Maryland6%6%

Maryland Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Maryland2%5.75%
The Maryland sales tax and Maryland income tax rates should definitely be considered when determining the overall cost of living in Langley Park, MD. Sales taxes are taxes that are imposed onto goods and services sold. Sales taxes do vary by state and can range from no tax at all to upwards of 7%. The Maryland sales tax is 6% and the maximum surtax is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by the government. The income tax rates will vary by state and will also increase or decrease depending on the corresponding tax bracket. State income tax rates can range from anywhere from no tax at all to more than 9%. The Maryland income tax rates range from 2% to 5.75%.

Goods & Services

ItemLangley ParkNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.75$14.597.9%
Beauty Salon $47.00$34.6835.5%
Toothpaste $2.18$2.4711.9%
Shampoo $0.99$1.023.1%
Movie $11.94$9.8721.0%
Bowling $5.30$4.3920.7%

Groceries

ItemLangley ParkNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $2.99$4.4833.2%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $2.65$2.3612.4%
Potatoes $3.69$3.0620.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $8.59$8.630.5%

Health Care

ItemLangley ParkNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $71.67$99.7828.2%
Doctor $64.00$105.0339.1%
Dentist $81.75$88.707.8%
Ibuprofen $10.83$9.4115.1%
Lipitor $293.64$298.501.6%

Housing

ItemLangley ParkNational avg.Difference
Home Price $206,000.00$175,700.0017.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $2,313.93$1,081.03114.0%
Apartment Rent $1,212.00$920.0031.7%

Transportation

ItemLangley ParkNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.28$2.099.0%
Tire Balancing $48.00$45.296.0%

Utilities

ItemLangley ParkNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$178.68$170.804.6%
Phone $26.86$28.264.9%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Cottage City, MD1,07099-1%
Belle Haven, VA37695-5%
Capitol Heights, MD4,4521055%
Silver Hill, MD5,3351055%
Seat Pleasant, MD4,6561055%
Langley Park, MD21,3181066%

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Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA21,31316363%
Biddeford, ME21,30311313%
Palm Springs, FL21,30292-8%
St. Andrews, SC21,29891-9%
East Moline, IL21,29489-11%
Langley Park, MD21,3181066%
Source: The Langley Park, MD cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.